Perpetuating our profession: Nurturing NP students
The past 10 years or so have brought many new challenges to our work as NPs. Electronic health records, quality or performance measures, and demands for more productivity have changed how we practice. It is easy to put off precepting students because we are too busy (I did this for a while). Then, I heard a colleague say that the biggest threat to the profession is a lack of clinical preceptors. We cannot sustain our profession without participating in the education of our up and coming members. New NPs need us, but we also need them.